ADT-Link R43SG + Mean Well GST280A12-C6P ?
Hi guys, I'm new in the forum but I read a lot of things here already, that was very helpful.
However I couldn't find anything regarding the Mean Well GST280A12-C6P compatibility with the R43SG, its amount of watt power would allow me to put a decent GPU without having to buy a flex psu, which is good for me because flex is usually super noisy.
The thing that seems problematic is that the recommended Dell power brick for R43SG have 8 pins, and the Mean Well only 6 pins, I'm not sure, is it still compatible with it? Or is there a way to make it compatible if not? Thank you guys, that would be a big helper if anyone knows something about that...
Looking at the connector - it appears the Dell DA-2 has bottom 3 right pins as +12V and the Mean Well has the top 3 pins as +12V. You definitely need an adapter. I don't know if the remote and sense lines are only for the Dell power supply or if they are required for the R43SG.
Dell DA-2 Male --- remote GND GND GND [_] \_/ \_/ [_] \_/ [_] [_] \_/ sense 12V 12V 12V Meanwell Male --- 12V 12V 12V \_/ [_] [_] [_] \_/ \_/ GND GND GND
@joevt, Thanks! Do you know how I could find such adapters, tried different sentences on google.
Found this however: https://j-hackcompany.com/?product=meanwell-6-to-8-pin-power-adapter
Do you think this could work? It is an adapter for Distro 400
Also I found a model named 'GST280A48-C6P' that provides even more watts, it has 48V DC voltage, is it usable or should I stick to 12V DC? Thanks...
You can create a male 4 pin cable, with 2x12V at the top, then GND below then plug it to R43SG CPU 4P female header. Then from your Meanwell PSU, create another cable for the 6/8 pin connection. That should do it.
Thanks for the good suggestion, sadly I have no idea how to create cables. But if there is a tutorial, I could certainly take a look. To be honest, I feel like this is slightly out of my reach.
Would be good to know if that https://j-hackcompany.com/?product=meanwell-6-to-8-pin-power-adapter could work here. That could be a good solution maybe.
@john_paul_bejerano, I think the 4P connector is only when you are using 24P ATX connector. The pictures at http://www.adt.link/product/R43SG.html show two setups:
A) 24P + 4P
B) Dell power connection by itself
Making your own cables requires a crimping tool made for the type of pins that attach to the wires that go into the connectors. I got my parts and tools from https://www.moddiy.com. Buy enough wires and pins to do some practice crimping.
Dell-DA 2 is:
1) the opposite of the 8 Pin EPS or 4+4 Pin (don't use)
2) different from 8 pin PCIe (don't use)
3) part of the ATX 20 pin (make two cuts)
4) molex MiniFit Jr "5566-8SPFG" "45586-FG" (but I can't find a product page for this)
The Meanwell GST280A12-C6P is:
1) similar (but not the same as) PCIe 6 pin - it looks compatible.
2) same as SilverStone Strider Series PSU 6-Pin IDE/SATA Modular Connector
3) same as 6-Pin PSU Modular Power Female Connector w/ Pins - White
More info about the DA-2: